Next edition: Apr. 12th-18th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news; as I start my 7th year of doing this column. I want to say mange takk to all my loyal readers who have made this column such a success.
Weather news: we have finally gotten some sunny, mild, weather in the past week, but still some snow around, lots of frost in the ground yet, and the wind still has a bite to it.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger new: there will be joint services on April 13th at 11 a.m. at St John’s; no Sunday school on Apr 20th. See newsletter for details about other Holly week events
The St John’s spring fling is today (Saturday) from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the church
Good Shepherd news. Confirmation services will be on April 13th (Palm Sunday) @ 9 am, there will be services on April 17 and 18th at 7 p.m., and Easter Sunday at 9 am.
Other church news: “This and that” sale at the Federated church in Morris today (Saturday) from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Community hymn sing on April 13th at 2 p.m. at the federated church in Morris everyone welcome
There will be an Easter egg hunt at hosanna worship center on April 13th at 10 am.
Spring rummage sale at faith –Morris April 23rd starting at 4 pm; “blessing and a burger” sponsored by faith will be held at the diamond supper club starting on April 23rd at 7 pm
The Great Plains H.S. choir from Watertown SD will be in concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran church-Morris on April 20th at 4 pm
Community news: Jeanne Ennen announces that there will be several meetings on the community mentoring program throughout Stevens County in the weeks ahead contact her for more info at 246-3316 or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Mentoring/664169436974376
Spring fling vendor and craft show, Donnelly Hall, today (Saturday) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Silent auction with proceeds going to Hall Renovation Fund
Donnelly community club will meet on Apr 14th at 7 p.m. at the community hall as we start making plans for the bee and other events.
There will be an open house bridal shower for Brandi Sperr, bride to be of Justin Johnston, April 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morris. Please bring a favorite recipe to share with the couple.
There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of Nicole Daly, bride to be of Anthony Homan on April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary’s Hall in Chokio. Her parents are Paul & Pam Daly of Donnelly; grandparents Nick and Karen Daly of Chokio
Card shower for Joyce (Jacobson) Olson in honor of her 70th birthday (PO Box 95 Donnelly MN 56235)
Ruth Hoernemann of Ortonville passed away April 1st survivors include her sister in law former Donnelly resident Pat Hoernemann and her family
Douglas and Leah Nelson of Hancock are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren, to Colter Combellick, son of Bill Combellick and Elizabeth Athey of Chokio. Grandparents are former Donnelly residents Harvard and Karen Jaeck of Mapleton MN the wedding is set for June 21st There will be an open house bridal shower in honor of them today (Saturday), from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morris Senior Center in Morris
Levi Curtis Honzay was born on March 24, 2014 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to LeAnn and Benjamin Honzay of Donnelly. Grandparents are Clay, Sharon Van Horn of Donnelly and Ron and Joan Honzay of Olivia
4-h project bowl winner sr. 1 (1st )Jonna Moser was a member of that team sr. 2 (5th) place; Jon Moser was the coach; Jr. 2 (2nd) Justus Moser a team member; buskin bukero’s Jr. Horse team; (7th place )coached by Julie kill; red duns sr. horse team (2nd )Rebekah and Savanah Aanerud were members of that team
Other celebrations: Bryce Jergenson was named the tiger baseball co- Capt.; Chandler Erickson a catcher for the UMM cougar’s baseball team was named umac player of the week: Jackson Loge and Hope Sperr were among the 4th grade winners at the recent Science –math challenge at Morris area elementary school: Levin Strand recently obtained the rank of Eagle Scout
Mark Koepke reports that his checkup at the eye doctor this week was good they told him to keep doing what he has been doing and come back in 6 months. In the past week he and Ellen Wilts attended the open house at Grant county choppers in Herman, was a guest of Peggy Wishnack at faith- Morris for their congregational life program and attended the April birthday program at the WWV featuring Kaylene Mecklenburg.
Past week I attended the st. co gen soc. mtg. at the WWV, visitation for my former neighbor Claudia Whilite at the e-s funeral home in Hoffman. The pope county expo at MAHS, the birthday party for Gary weers at GS services at the WWV with pr. Mike Hanson, afterwards I visited with Mary Dripps, visitation for Rubye Alfson at the Pederson funeral home and bible study and Lenten services at Gs